Monday, July 13, 2015
Wakulla Book Review: Meander Scar by Lisa J. Lickel
Summary of Book:
Ann Ballard’s husband Gene Ballard has been missing for seven and a half years. She’s raised her only son Ritchie “who seems to hate his mother while adoring his missing father” alone.
Mark Roth is a young man who lived next door until his younger brother Trey died in an auto accident which also involved Ritchie who lived through it. He is eleven years younger than Ann but is fully in love with Ann.
Mark returns to town and helps Ann to learn to live and love again. Also to deal with finding her lost husband and the betrayal of her mother-in-law. Mark stands by Ann until all the pieces fall into place and they can face the world as a younger man and older wife. But then Ann has a stroke and Mark’s faith is tested to the max.
Author’s purpose: The author assumes the position that true love conquers all. If it’s mean to be, it will be.
Themes: Donna’s Treachery/Ann’s Headaches and fears/The stroke Ann had/Love can conquer all
1. Younger man/Older woman: The author stands on love being more important than age.
2. Sex before marriage: The author believes it’s a gift worth waiting for.
3. Whether to press charges on Donna for fraud: Circumstances and motives should be weighed and considered.
Thesis: True love can stand, overcome, and conquer over every obstacle when God is its foundation.
I really loved this love story and was blown away by Mark’s faith and resolve to stand firm and love Ann unconditionally. When he told her he loved her enough to go away if that was what she wanted, I was floored.
The deception of the mother-in-law, Donna, the rebellion and confusion of the niece, Maeve, the anger and rebellion of the son, Ritchie, even the bitter and loving relations between Ann and her sister Rachel.
This love story – mystery is really good. I’d give it five stars on a five star scale.
Book Review by Booker T.
WAKULLA BOOK REVIEW
I (Lorilyn Roberts) want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews.
Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from
Wakulla Correctional inmates of
John 3:16 books.
Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."